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Lincoln County stores spared as Delhaize announces plans to close supermarkets

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Food Lions in Linconton, Denver survive; Mooresville Bottom Dollar doesn’t   SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer All Lincoln County locations have been spared as yet another retail chain announced closings affecting the region last week. Delhaize America, the Belgian supermarket chain that owns Food Lion and other stores, announced on Wednesday…

Charlotte company wins three DOT road projects

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer   Three different stretches of Lincoln County roadways could be resurfaced as early as this spring. The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced through a press release early last week that they’ve awarded a Charlotte construction company a more than $1 million contract to complete four…

Expanded Habitat effort in Lincoln Co. planned

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Contributed Denver resident Bill Lifsey hangs a coconut in the Habitat for Humanity home of a family in India. Lifsey is scaling back some of his international Habitat projects this year to focus on Lincoln County. JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Bill Lifsey, Denver resident and dedicated worker for Lincoln County’s…

School Board splits on elections

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3-2 decision angers Clayton Mullis, whose alternative plan was rejected SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer The Lincoln County Board of Education decided in a split vote Wednesday night which districts from the new redistricting plan will be up for election this year. Following a motion by board member George Dellinger proposing…

Police looking for gunman after home invasion

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Police are looking for a man accused of pointing a gun at a teen girl before robbing her Lincolnton residence late Tuesday night. According to Det. Mark Sain, both a 14-year-old girl and her younger sister were home alone on the 700 block of Lincoln Street…

Police: Meth lab found in vehicle

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Lincolnton Police said they arrested a man Wednesday morning after discovering he had been cooking methamphetimines in a lab inside his vehicle for almost a day. Authorities also said  they believe he is responsible for a second lab found behind his residence Thursday morning. Sgt. Matt…

Missing teen found in Calif.

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Deputies have confirmed that a missing Lincoln County teen, who ran away from her father’s Denver home in December, fled to California. Law enforcement authorities in Oakland, Calif., confirmed with Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives Wednesday that 16-year-old Kyrsha Elizabeth “Kitt” Allen, of River Park Road in…

Tracking project for missing persons tested on autistic boy

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer City and county officials along with local media got the opportunity to observe how the county’s new Lifesaver Project operates through a special demonstration Thursday at the Sheriff’s Office. The project, which commenced this week, is aimed at better helping law enforcement agencies locate individuals with…

Vandals not to blame at courthouse

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SARAH LOWERY Staff Writer Anyone passing by the Lincoln County Courthouse may notice missing panes within the building’s two arc-shaped windows on both its east and west sides. Lincoln County Clerk of Superior Court Fred Hatley told the Times-News Wednesday that he has received numerous enquiries about the state of…

Local events planned for MLK Day

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JENNA-LEY HARRISON Staff Writer Celebrations for the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will soon be popping up across the nation, with Lincoln County festivities set to take place at the Cultural Center throughout the latter part of the weekend and into the early part of next week. The…